In Calif., Admin. Exemption Is Interpreted Narrowly

Law360, New York (July 12, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- On June 12, 2007, a California court of appeals narrowly defined California's administrative exemption to overtime obligations.

In Eicher v. Advanced Business Integrators Inc., Number C051746, the court held that a customer service representative did not fall under that exemption because his services were part of the employer's product, as opposed to the general background administration of the business.

The court provided significant guidance as to when employees may or may not fall within the administrative exemption.

Eicher had been a senior consultant at ABI (a...
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